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Main Title Evaluation of a Resistively Heated Metal Monolith Catalytic Converter on a Gasoline-Fueled Vehicle.
Author Piotrowski, G. K. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Ann Arbor, MI. Control Technology and Applications Branch.
Publisher Dec 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/AA/CTAB-89/12;
Stock Number PB89-159818
Additional Subjects Motor vehicle engines ; Exhaust emissions ; Air pollution abatement ; Catalytic converters ; Gasoline engines ; Automotive fuels ; Gasoline ; Performance tests ; Evaluation ; Methanol fuels ; Federal Test Procedure
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-159818 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/08/1989
Collation 30p
The major portion of hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions measured from a catalyst-equipped gasoline vehicle over the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) cycle are generated during the cold start and warmup of the catalyst. These emissions are difficult to control because engine-out emissions are high and catalytic converters have low conversion efficiency during their warm-up phase of operation. A resistively heated metal monolith catalyst has been evaluated by EPA Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory on a methanol-fueled vehicle. Results from this previous testing indicated the feasibility of the concept of a resistively heated metal monolith substrate as a quick light-off catalyst support. The report describes the evaluation of such a catalyst on a gasoline-fueled vehicle. The vehicle was tested at 72-74 deg F ambient test cell conditions and at 20 deg ambient 'cold-room' conditions.